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I have brain fog from dramamine (dimenhydrinate) abuse, what to do?

I have brain fog from dramamine (dimenhydrinate) abuse, what to do?

Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) abuse: For starters would definitely cease taking it. Then monitor symptoms for awhile. If problems persist consult with your doctor ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Dimenhydrinate (Definition)

Dimenhydrinate is a sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more


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My fiancee has been abusing dramamine for about 6 years what are the treatments available or what steps should we take to get her off this. Also what are the side effects of not taking it she has been off it for about 6days straight she has been sleeping

My fiancee has been abusing dramamine for about 6 years what are the treatments available or what steps should we take to get her off this. Also what are the side effects of not taking it she has been off it for about 6days straight she has been sleeping

Can wean off slowly: If a person has been on dramamine (dimenhydrinate) for years, her primary care doctor can evaluate "why" and also help her to wean down gradually. The mind and body might not have symptoms if she were to wean off slowly. Some people have reported intestinal symptoms like vomiting or diarrhea, and some have reported being irritable and having some changes in blood pressure or heart rate as their withdrawl symptoms. ...Read more

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Can you get brain damage from abusing dramamine (dimenhydrinate)?

Can you get brain damage from abusing dramamine (dimenhydrinate)?

Not necessarily: Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) should not be associated with brain damage. That being said, any drug used in an abusive fashion has the potential to be damaging to organs such as liver, kidneys, heart, or brain. It all depends on the drug and how the body activates it as well as eliminates it. Prudence is in limiting the amount of drug and frequency of use. ...Read more

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Could you get brain damage from abusing dramamine (dimenhydrinate)?

Could you get brain damage from abusing dramamine (dimenhydrinate)?

Not good: Its not good to abuse any drug including over the counter medications. Please follow the package inserts to avoid such problems. ...Read more

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Is dramamine (dimenhydrinate) good for hangovers?

Is dramamine (dimenhydrinate) good for hangovers?

For some symptoms: hangovers frequently have nausea and dizziness as part of the symptom complex, and dramamine (dimenhydrinate) can help with those symptoms. However, it can increase the "logginess" or sedated feeling that comes with hangover as well. The best "cure" is to prevent it - DON'T DRINK to excess! If you have problems reducing your alcohol intake, seek help from your primary care physician or a mental health counselor. ...Read more

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Can you use dramamine (dimenhydrinate) for an alergy?

Can you use dramamine (dimenhydrinate) for an alergy?

a can make you very : Tired. See her doctor for one of the newer allergy medications that do not make your tired and allow you to function when you have an allergy problem. ...Read more

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Does dramamine (dimenhydrinate) have any side effects?

Does dramamine (dimenhydrinate) have any side effects?

Usually minor: The common side-effects of dramamine (dimenhydrinate) are the three ds: dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth. There are many other side-effects listed including severe allergic reactions and even death but i believe the three ds are the most common s/e. Look up the drug and precautions on drugs.Com. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of dramamine (dimenhydrinate)?

What are the side effects of dramamine (dimenhydrinate)?

Dramamine (dimenhydrinate): Drowsiness. If taken in large quantities, such as recreationally, it results in confusion & dissociation, although such experience is described as unenjoyable. ...Read more

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What are the effects of dramamine (dimenhydrinate) overdose?

What are the effects of dramamine (dimenhydrinate) overdose?

Dramamine (dimenhydrinate): Drowsiness. If taken in large quantities, such as recreationally, it results in confusion & dissociation, although such experience is described as unenjoyable. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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Dramamine (Definition)

Dramamine is a sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more